Food Biochemistry Lab
The primary focus is on adding value. Adding value comes in the form of reusing food waste streams (discarded fruits and vegetables for ethanolic fermentation) and improving shelf-life by natural coatings. A secondary focus is on probiotic and pathogen interactions. Competitive inhibition is analyzed in poultry production to increase the safety of our food supply.
Growing up on a family farm, practical science and logic was always a necessity. A B.S. degree was earned at Auburn University in Animal & Dairy Sciences Pre-Veterinary Medicine and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Mississippi State University in Food Science with a minor in Microbiology. Dr. Herring has extensive research hours in sensory science, muscle foods and food chemistry. Funded projects include topics such as gelatin from catfish skins, pathogen reduction by probiotics with poultry, and experiential learning in food science for undergraduates. Dr. Herring teaches multiple food science courses and is HACCP certified.
Herring, J.L. Mims, S. D. 2015. “Paddlefish Food Products” in Mims, S.D. and Shelton W.L. (ed) - Paddlefish Aquaculture, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ. doi: 10.1002/9781119060376.ch6
Herring, J.L. Harbin, C. 2015. Institute of Food Technologists IFT15. Fermentation: Food Waste (Corn Pericarp and Peanut Hull), Ethanol Production, and Food Economics. ID: 071. July 14, 2015
Sunkara, R. , Herring, J. , Walker, L. and Verghese, M. 2014. Chemopreventive Potential of Probiotics and Prebiotics. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5, 1800-1809. doi: 10.4236/fns.2014.518194.
Alim, M.A., Bhattacharjee, S., Herring, J. 2014. The Immittance Response of Escherichia coli Bacteria. J. Bacteriol Mycol.;1(2): 6.
Johnson, Q.S, Edwards, M., Herring, J., Curley, M. 2014. Elaborations on surface structural effects and optical waveguide properties of gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) and gadolinium oxide europium doped (Gd2O3:Eu3+) sol-gel films. Proc. SPIE 9200, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII, 920003; doi:10.1117/12.2061452.
Herring, J.L., Smith, B.S. 2012. "Meat-Smoking Technology", in Hui, Y.H. (ed.) - Handbook of Meat and Meat Processing. 2nd Edition, CRC Press Taylor, Boca Raton, FL, USA, Chapter 31, pp. 547-555.
Montgomery, N.L., Kennedy, N.M., Herring, J.L., Banerjee, P. Effectiveness of Pulsed-Ultra Violet Light on Biofilms Formed by E. coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes-A Comparative Study, presented at IAFP-2012, July 22-25, 2012. Providence, RI [Poster presentation]
Herring, J.L., Coleman, S.M., Sims, A., Banerjee, P. The impact of selected antioxidants on the safety and shelf-life of meat. Presented at the IFT-2011, June 11-14, 2011. New Orleans, LA [Poster presentation].
Montgomery, N.L., Herring, J.L., Banerjee, P. The effect of pulsed ultraviolet light on biofilms formed by E. coli O157:H7. Presented at IFT -2011 Annual Meeting, June 11-14, 2011, New Orleans, LA [Poster presentations].
Liu S, Wang, Y., Oh, J-H., Herring, J.L. 2011. Fast biodiesel production from beef tallow with radio frequency heating. Renewable Energy Vol. 36 (3):1003-1007
*Coleman, S.M, Herring, J.L., Banerjee, P. 2010. Quantification of various additives and American Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia) and their ability to increase the shelf life of meat. Institute of Food Technologists. Poster Presentation. Muscle foods: Chemistry, quality and microbiology. Chicago, Il. July 17, 2010
*Krueger, L.A., Herring, J.L., Wilborn, R. 2010. Effects of temperature on X chromosome carrying compared to Y chromosome carrying bovine sperm cells: Preliminary results. J. Animal Science Vol. 88 (E-suppl. 2):248
*Wambura, P., Yang, W., Mwakatage, N., Herring, J. L. 2010. Removal of Lipid from Surfaces of Roasted Peanuts by Sonication as Assessed by Fluorescence and Scanning Microscopy. Journal of Food Process Engineering. Vol. 33 (5): 837–847
Herring, J. L., Jonnalagadda, S.C., Narayanan, V. C., Coleman, S.M., 2009. Oxidative Stability of Gelatin Coated Pork at Refrigerated Storage. Meat Science Vol. 85 (4):651-656
*Jonnalagadda, S.C., Herring, J.L., Coleman, S.M. 2009. Effect of Gelatin Coating on Lipid Oxidation, Color and Purge of Pork. POSTER SESSION - 155. Processed muscle foods: Chemistry, quality and microbiology. Institute of Food Technologists Annual Expo. Anaheim CA. 6/8/2009
*Narayanan, V. C., J. L. Herring, S. C. Jonnalagadda. 2009. A Comparative Study on the Utilization of Corn Pericarp and Peanut Hull in the Production of Ethanol and the Impact of Food Economics. Association of Research Directors, Inc. 15th Biennial Research Symposium. 1890 Research: Sustainable Solutions for the 21st Century Program & Abstracts. Atlanta, GA. 3/28-4/1/2009
*Jonnalagadda, S. C., J. L. Herring, V. C. Narayanan. 2009. Oxidative Stability of Gelatin Coated Pork at Refrigerated Storage. Association of Research Directors, Inc. 15th Biennial Research Symposium. 1890 Research: Sustainable Solutions for the 21st Century Program & Abstracts. Atlanta, GA. 3/28-4/1/2009
Kendrick, J. Verghese, M., Boateng, J., Walker, L.T., Ogutu, S., Herring, J. A comparision of phenolics, flavonoids, anthocyanins and antioxidant capacity of selected fruits. Presented at the 2008 IFT Annual Meeting, June 28 - July 1, New Orleans, LA.
Min, B., Wang, Y., Herring, J., Oh, J-H. Antimicrobial activity of catfish gelatin coating containing origanum oil against gram-negative pathogenic bacteria. Presented at the 2008 IFT Annual Meeting, June 28 - July 1, New Orleans, LA.
*Jonnalagadda, S.C., Herring, J.L., Narayanan, V.C. 2008. A study on the effect of gelatin coating on lipid oxidation, color and purge of pork. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Reciprocal Meat Conference: Florida, 2008. abstract #57 - p. 58
Herring, J.L., Oh, J-H., Wang, Y., Zhang, S. Effect of two drying methods on the physical structure of catfish gelatin viewed by SEM. Presented at the 2007 IFT Annual Meeting, July 28 - August 1, Chicago, IL
Oh, J-H, Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Herring, J. Film forming properties of gelatin extracted from Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) skin. Presented at the 2007 IFT Annual Meeting, July 28 - August 1, Chicago, IL
Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Herring, J.L., Oh, J.H. 2007. Characterization of Edible Film Fabricated with Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Gelatin Using Selected Pretreatment Methods. J. Food Sci. Vol. 72, 9: C498-C503
Yang, H., Wang, Y., Jiang, M., Oh, J., Herring, J., Zhou, P. 2007. 2-Step Optimization of the Extraction and Subsequent Physical Properties of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Skin Gelatin. J. Food Sci. Vol. 72, 4: 188-195
Herring, J.L., Martin, J.M., Hudson, M.D., Nalley, L.L., Rogers, R.W. 2007. Consumer Acceptance of “Farm-Raised” Pre-Cooked Roast Beef. J. Food Quality Vol. 30, 3: 403-412
Oh, J.H., Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Herring, J. 2007. Film forming properties of gelatin extracted from Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) skin. IFT Annual Meeting, Technical Research Papers. 07-A-2800- IFT, Chicago, Il. July 29.
Herring, J.L., Oh, J.H., Wang, Y., Zhang, S., 2007. Effect of two drying methods on the physical structure of catfish gelatin viewed by SEM. IFT Annual Meeting, Technical Research Papers. 07-A-3423-IFT, Chicago, Il. July 29.
Nalley, L.L., Hudson, D., Rogers, R.W., Martin, J.M., Herring, J.L. "In Store Evaluation of Consumer Willingness to Pay for 'Farm Raised' Pre-Cooked Roast Beef." J. of Agribusiness, 22(2004): 163-173.
Martin, J.M., Herring, J.L. Rogers, R.W. 2003. Some effects of marinating and sous vide cooking on the production of value added beef pot roasts. American Society of Animal Science-Southern Section. J. of Animal Science Vol. 82, Supplement 2:16.
Herring, J.L., Rogers, R.W. 2003. Evaluation of cooking methods on various beef steaks. J. Muscle Foods. Vol. 14, 2:163-172.
Rogers, R. W., Martin, J.M., Herring, J.L.. 2002. “Farm Raised Beef Pricing Matrix.” Improving Profitability of Southeastern Cattle Conference. October, 2002 Jackson, MS. Excel worksheet. www2.msstate.edu/~rrogers/
Herring, J.L., Rogers, R.W. 2001. A comparison of conventional electric broiling to infraredbroiling of six different kinds of beef steaks on Warner-Bratzler Shear values, texture profile values and sensory scores. Southern Regional Section of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Annual Meeting, Fort Worth TX. p 126.
Food Science Capstone
Analytical Techniques and Instrumentation
Food Systems Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
Herring, J.L. Verghese, M., Vizcarra, J. 2018
USDA $142,000 Food Science Inclusion in STEPS (School Teachers & Educational Professionals in Science
Herring, J.L., Verghese, M. 2016.
USDA Cochran Fellowship Program – Culinary Arts: Asia, $77,950
Herring, J.L. February 6, 2015-February 5, 2020
USDA Evans-Allen Research for 1890 Institutions $147,000 Reduction of antimicrobial resistance in poultry product production utilizing probiotics
Herring, J.L. 2015-2018
USDA. NIFA. Evans-Allen. $150,504
Reduction of Antimicrobial Resistance in Poultry Product Production Utilizing Probiotics
Herring, J.L., Verghese, M., Vizcarra, J. 2014-2018
USDA. Higher Education Challenge. $139,000.
Enhancing Underrepresented Food Science Postsecondary Students
Herring, J.L. Verghese, M., Boateng, J., Vizcarra, J.A., Abdelrahim, G., Banerjee, P., Konan, K. 2011- 2014
USDA NIFA: 1890 Institution Teaching & Research Capacity Building Program $148,518 Building Abilities of Students, Faculty and Alabama A&M University through Workshops in Food & Animal Science
Herring, J.L., Edmondson, L. Wittle, R. 2010-2011
USDA Evans-Allen Research for 1890 Institutions $23,039 Fitness the Bulldog Weigh
Verghese, M., Herring, J.L. Boateng, J., Walker, L.T. 2010-2013
USDA NIFA: 1890 Institution Teaching & Research Capacity Building Program $140,852 Enhancement of minority participation and training in functional food product development in Food Science
Kerth, C. R., Willian, K., Herring, J.L. 2008-2010
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program $184,368
Producing, processing, and marketing forage-finished beef for consumers in the southeastern United States
Verghese, M. Walker, L. T. Herring, J. Boateng, J 2009-2012
USDA NIFA: 1890 Institution Teaching & Research Capacity Building Program
Advancing Food Science in Pre- and Post-Secondary Education
Herring, J.L. October 1, 2008-September 30, 2011
USDA Evans-Allen Research for 1890 Institutions $137,000 Gelatin, Antimicrobials, Antioxidants and Processing Aids Inco0rporation Via Spray and Vacuum Tumbling into Whole Carcass and Wholesale Beef Cuts.
Herring J.L. Wang, Y.L., Oh, J.H. October 1, 2007-Septermber 30, 2008
The Alabama Agricultural Land Grant Alliance $75,000
Utilization of animal and aquaculture fat byproducts as novel sources for biodiesel
Kemppainen, B., Bartlett, J., Herring, J., Shannon, D. October 1, 2007-September 30, 2008
The Alabama Agricultural Land Grant Alliance $75,000 Uses of Skullcap for Low Resource Farmers in Alabama Role: Co-PI
Herring, J.L., Ranatunga, T., Ankumah, R., Fasina, O. October 1, 2007-Septermber 30, 2008
The Alabama Agricultural Land Grant Alliance $75,000
Biofuels Production from Peanut Hulls
Herring, J.L., Abdrahim, G., Correa, J.E. 2007 June 1, 2007-May 31, 2008
Department of Food and Animal Sciences-AAMU $72,150
Effects of supplementing dietary iron on lamb dry matter intake, growth, and carcass characteristics
Appel, A.G., Jackai, L.N., Dingha, B.N., Herring, J.L. October 1, 2006-September 30, 2007
The Alabama Agricultural Land Grant Alliance $150,000
Simultaneous use of Electronic Penetration Graph Technology and Respirometry to study Insect Feeding
Behavior and Energetics related to plant and pest resistance Role: Co-PI
Kerth, C., Willian, K., Herring, J. October 1, 2006-September 30, 2008
The Alabama Agricultural Land Grant Alliance $150,000 Increasing value for Alabama farmers through “Farm-Raised Beef” Role: Co-PI
Herring J.L. Wang, Y.L., Oh, J.H. October 1, 2005 – September 30, 2007
The Alabama Agricultural Land Grant Alliance $174,000 Catfish skins as a gelatin source in further processed food products Role: PI
Herring, J.L. October 1, 2005- September 30, 2006
Evans-Allen Research for 1890 Institutions $38,518 Utilizing Catfish Skins as a Gelatin Source in Further Processed Food Products Role: PI
Rogers, R.W., Herring, J.L., Williams, J.B. March 15, 2003-March 14, 2004
Grass Fed Beef: A Revitalization Tool to Southeastern Livestock Producers/Evaluation of Plant and/or
Animal By-products Further Processed Meat Products Role: Co-PI
Martin, J.M., Herring, J.L. March 1, 2003-October 30,2003
Mississippi Beef Council $5,000
Further Development of Value-Added Beef Products from Forage-Fed Cattle
Rogers, R.W., Herring, J.L. March 15, 2002-March 14, 2003
Grass Fed Beef: A Revitalization Tool to Southeastern Livestock Producers Role: Co-PI
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